Level of study: Postgraduate
Fee: £8,000 (UK/EU) £13,500 (International)
Entry requirements: Minimum of a 2:2 (second class) honours degree or equivalent from a recognised university with Maths GCSE at grade B or above, or equivalent
Mode of study: Full-time classroom
Duration: 1 year
Assessment methods: Coursework
Scholarship or bursaries: Available
Student finance: Available
Payment plan: Available
Starts: January, May, September
Please note that this course is currently being reviewed.
Working in a large, modern, international organisation, a medium sized company or even a small start-up firm requires a range of business capabilities. The most valuable employees are those who combine an understanding of the various parts of a business with the skills of being a quick learner and team player with leadership potential. The MSc Business with Financial Management programme will give students the general business knowledge and understanding as well as the personal skills needed for a wide variety of roles.
This programme is run as part of our Newcastle Business School, part of an elite group of business schools holding the double AACSB accreditation. This puts us in the top 1% of business schools worldwide and demonstrates the high standard of teaching we provide.
- Build your knowledge of finance and the impact this can have on business management
- Specialise in financial management in your second semester
- Developed for non-business graduates
- Newcastle Business School is one of only 1% of the world’s business schools to hold the prestigious double AACSB accreditation
- Also available as MSc Business with Financial Management with Advanced Practice
- Upon completion of your programme, you will be eligible for our Professional Pathway programmes which will enable you to further develop your skills, delivered by QA, one of the UK’s largest providers of IT and project management training
About this course
What will I study?
As part of our ‘Business with’ collection of programmes, the MSc Business with Financial Management is designed to give you an overall understanding of the inner mechanics of business, whilst building the general skills desired for a wide variety of roles and growing your business acumen. It is also your chance to focus in on financial management and perfect if you are looking to develop your understanding of a fundamental aspect in all businesses.
The programme is designed around a set of modules that are common to all ‘Business with’ pathways. These modules cover general business functions, strategic management and organisational analysis and will develop your strategic awareness, leadership potential and understanding of international business.
In the second semester you will be given the opportunity to specialise in Financial Management. In the remainder of the programme you will complete your research and writing up of your dissertation. Every student has a personal research supervisor and will be required to submit an assessed research proposal prior to embarking on the dissertation itself.
There is also an internship opportunity for an additional fee of £595, payable to our internship provider. Alternatively, if you would like to include a work placement during your programme, this is included in our MSc Business with Financial Management with Advanced Practice. The work placement may be paid or unpaid.
How will I be taught and assessed?
You will be taught through a mix of lectures, seminars and workshops to enable you to grow your knowledge of the business world.
Assessment for this programme takes place through group work, assignments and presentations giving you multiple methods for you to show your understanding of the course material.
Careers and further study
Graduates on the programme have joined a wide range of businesses, including graduate training schemes. A significant number of graduates have gone back to work for a family business or even started up their own businesses.
Upon successfully completing your course, you will be eligible to join one of our Professional Pathway programmes to continue your professional development and training. Each Pathway is worth a minimum of £3,000 and offered to our graduates for free, from our partner, QA.
Applicants should have the following:
- Minimum of a 2:2 (second class) honours degree from a UK university or equivalent
- Maths GCSE with grade B, or equivalent
If you don’t meet the academic requirements
Applicants who do not have such an academic qualification but do have substantial experience of working in a business organisation and/or possess a relevant professional qualification will also be considered.
If you’re unsure if you meet the entry criteria, please contact us and our team will be able to advise you.
Alternatively, you may be eligible to join one of our Pre-Masters programmes. These are specifically designed for students who do not yet meet the entry requirements for our postgraduate degrees and would like to bridge this gap in their qualifications. Upon successful completion of one of our Pre-Masters programmes you will be eligible to join one of our Masters programmes.
English language requirements
Students require IELTS 6.5 (or above) with no single element below 5.5 or equivalent.
Take your Pre-Sessional English if your IELTS are not high enough.
All modules are core.
LD0472 – Developing Global Management Competencies I (20 credits)
LD0474 – Strategic Management for Competitive Advantage (40 credits)
LD0422 – Dissertation Preparation and Research Methods (0 credits)
LD0475 – Academic and Professional Development (0 credits)
LD0473 – Developing Global Management Competencies II (20 credits)
LD0492 – International Financial Markets and Institutions (20 credits)
LD0491 – Corporate Financial Management (20 credits)
LD0422 – The Newcastle Business School Masters Dissertation (60 credits)
Fees and finance
1 year programme:
- UK/EU students: £8,000
- International students: £13,500
Scholarships and bursaries for international students
Depending on the country you are from, you may be eligible for a country bursary and/or scholarship when studying this Masters programme.
All of our scholarships and bursaries are automatically applied when we process your application and one of our team will be able to confirm your eligibility.
Payment plans for self-funded students
If you need support to spread the cost of your tuition, you may be eligible for our payment plan.
How to apply or find out more
How to find out more
Enquire now to find out more information about the course, studying with us, the application process, and to ask any other questions you may have.
How to apply
Once you’re ready to apply, you can apply online to study the MSc Business with Financial Management programme. This method allows you to upload your supporting documents at the time of application and automatically receive your student application number.
We strongly recommend that you submit your application as early as possible to allow you to complete all of the preparations needed to study your programme. After receiving an offer it can take time to arrange your finances and apply for your visa (if required) and it is important that you arrive in good time to enrol onto your course. Please refer to the Dates and Fees page.
If you are unable to apply online, then you can download a PDF application form and email it to admin.
For us to assess your application in a timely manner, it is important that you provide us with the following documents:
- Fully completed application form
- Personal email address must be included on the application form
- Transcripts and/or certificates (including a certified translation if not in English)
- Passport – copy of personal details page
- Proof of financial sponsorship if applicable
- Confirmation of immigration history including copies of previous and current visas if applicable
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